Tokyo Beat Down

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Tokyo Beat Down
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Developer(s) Tamsoft, Success
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
  • JP: September 18, 2008
  • NA: March 31, 2009
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single player

Tokyo Beat Down (野獣刑事 東京同時多発テロを鎮圧せよ!?, Yajuu Keiji: Tokyo Douji Tahatsu Tero o Chinatsu Seyo!, "Beast Cops: Suppress frequently occurred terrorism in Tokyo") is a 2008 side-scrolling beat-em-up released for the Nintendo DS. It is published by Success (Japan) and Atlus (North America) and developed by Tamsoft.

The story takes place in Yaesu, home of the so-called "Beast Cops". As the name implies, these Beast Cops have extreme methods of taking criminals down in Tokyo.

Tokyo Beat Down was released in Japan on September 18, 2008 and in North America on March 31, 2009.[1]


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 56 out of 100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score C[3]
Destructoid 7 out of 10[4]
Famitsu 22 out of 40[5]
Game Informer 7 out of 10[6]
GamePro 4/5 stars[7]
GameSpot 5.5 out of 10[8]
GameZone 7 out of 10[9]
NGamer 60%[10]
Nintendo Power 6 out of 10[11]
Nintendo World Report 6 out of 10[12]
Wired 6/10 stars[13]

Tokyo Beat Down received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2] Ray Barnholt of 1UP described the game as "deliberately archaic" but worthwhile for gamers who "have a fondness for action games past."[3] Michael Cole of Nintendo World Report cited its "fairly fluid" combat and praised its "stilted, tongue-in-cheek cop drama dialogue" as making "Beat Down more memorable".[12] On the other hand, Austin Light of GameSpot found "the crazy story and absurd characters...entertaining,...they aren't worth mashing your way through hours of poor combat to see."[8] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of two sixes, one four, and one six for a total of 22 out of 40.[5]


  1. ^ "Tokyo Beat Down Official Site". Atlus. 
  2. ^ a b "Tokyo Beat Down for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Barnholt, Ray (March 31, 2009). "Tokyo Beat Down Review". Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ North, Dale (April 2, 2009). "Destructoid review: Tokyo Beat Down". Destructoid. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b James (2008). "Famitsu Review Scores". Pure Nintendo Magazine. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ Biessener, Adam (May 2009). "Tokyo Beat Down: Beat Lots of Dudes into Pulp". Game Informer (193). Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ Herring, Will (May 2009). "Tokyo Beat Down". GamePro: 77. Archived from the original on April 4, 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Light, Austin (March 31, 2009). "Tokyo Beat Down Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ Bedigian, Louis (April 5, 2009). "Tokyo Beat Down - NDS - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 9, 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Tokyo Beat Down". Nintendo Gamer: 69. June 2009. 
  11. ^ "Tokyo Beat Down". Nintendo Power. 240: 87. April 2009. 
  12. ^ a b Cole, Michael (April 26, 2009). "Tokyo Beat Down". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ Cavalli, Earnest (March 31, 2009). "Review: Tokyo Beat Down: Mediocre Beat-Em Up, Hilarious Story". Wired. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 

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